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Sphyrna zygaena Linnaeus 1758 (hammerhead shark)

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Sphyrnidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 83212

Alternative combination: Squalus zygaena

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Sphyrna according to D. J. Cicimurri and J. L. Knight 2009

Sister taxa: Sphyrna americana, Sphyrna denticulata, Sphyrna elongata, Sphyrna gibbesii, Sphyrna gilmorei, Sphyrna itoriensis, Sphyrna laevissima, Sphyrna lata, Sphyrna lewini, Sphyrna magna, Sphyrna media, Sphyrna prisca, Sphyrna tortilis

Type specimen: 1

Ecology: nektonic carnivore